Claire Radel

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40 Cheapest Countries to Visit (On $30 Per Day Or Less!)

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.<p>Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, I’ve found …

South-east Asia

The cheapest dates to fly in 2017

After an analysis of my airfare data, 2017 looks to be a very good year for travel, both domestically and for trips to Europe. If you plan to fly in 2017, keep the following dates in mind.<p><b>Domestic flights</b><p>Winter: Fly Jan. 7 to March 5, but watch for a bump in prices Feb. 11-24<br>• Spring: Fly by April 1, …

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

The best mirrorless cameras of 2016

Mirrorless cameras are no longer the compromise they once were and are now viable options for both enthusiast and professional photographers as well …

Cameras

Harry Potter Fans Will Freak Out Over This Magical Sorting Hat Bath Bomb

When you're in need of a little rest and relaxation, few things are as soothing rereading a favorite book (it's like an old friend!) or hopping into a steaming tub and adding a bath bomb. If you turn to Harry Potter during difficult times, then you know how easy it is to combine your adoration for …

Harry Potter

10 Music Marketing Predictions for 2017

E<b>ight percent.</b> The music industry grew 8.1 percent to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2016 and is on pace to expand for the second straight year. …

How to Make a Bed – Combining Form + Functionality

Most of us probably know how to make a bed, as far as the basics are concerned. Mattress pad, fitted sheet, flat sheet, and duvet with a pillow or …

Interior Design

20 Rising Web Development And Design Blogs To Follow In 2017

A year ago I listed 25 promising digital design blogs to follow. When you look back, you notice how much have changed. If you’re aiming to become a successful entrepreneur or a freelancer, you must learn marketing, design and web development.<p>Today I’m sharing a handy list of 20 rising web …

Where not to travel in 2017 — and where to go instead

7 Life-Changing Books That Are Required Holiday Reading

With so many incredible novels released in 2016, it’s safe to say that fiction is having a major moment. So many incredible novels, in fact (and so …

The 13 best novels of 2016

2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve deeply into the American identity and change the way we see it.<p>But it also gave us books that allow …

5 of the Best Art Nouveau Buildings in NYC Photos

Art Nouveau emerged in Europe in the mid-1800s and at the time was considered quite avant-garde. The artists and architects behind the movement sought to highlight quality craftsmanship in an era when the mass production of cheap goods was on the rise for the first time. The perfect geometry of …

Art Nouveau

Backpacking California's Lost Coast Trail

This 26-mile stretch of rock-strewn Northern California coastline was supposed to be a highway—but it was too rugged for the construction equipment, …

Blogger Emily Henderson's sunny kitchen transformation, revealed

The designer and stylist opens up about her personal remodel<p>Emily Henderson’s new home, a 1920s Tudor in Los Angeles, had a problem common to older houses: The dining room was large, light, and bright with lovely architectural details, but the adjacent kitchen was cramped and uninspiring.<p>Henderson …

The 15 best vinyl records for any collection

<i>Note: This is an updated version of a part of our vinyl guide, which was published in 2015.</i><p>Choosing a favorite record is like choosing a significant …

Digs funded at 'lost kingdoms' sites in Scotland and Ireland

<b>University of Aberdeen archaeologists have been awarded almost £1m to search for clues on what life was like in northern Europe after the Roman Empire.</b><p>The cash will allow further digs at sites like Rhynie in Aberdeenshire.<p>There will also be digs as Burghead in Moray and sites in Ireland - Cashel in …

Look We Love: This is the New Scandinavian

(Image credit: Entrance Makleri)<p>If you make a habit of following design blogs, then you're probably quite familiar with the look that a lot of …

Interior Design

Read the Novels 3 Billionaires Swear Changed Their Lives

Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos share the fiction titles that most shaped their thinking.<p>Running a billion-dollar business empire is nothing if not time-consuming, so you can be pretty sure that the men and women atop these companies only spend their time on activities that offer rich …

Canada's 150th birthday gift to you: Free pass to national parks all year long

On July 1, 2017, Canada turns 150 years old. Kicking off the festivities on New Year's Day, the stewards of the country's protected natural treasures, Parks Canada, has a gift for all: a free, multiuse pass to the country's 47 national parks and national park reserves.<p>Parks and reserves, which …

8 of the Best Beaux Arts Buildings in NYC Photos

After the Baroque era, a spin on classical architecture known as Beaux Arts emerged from Paris in the 1800s. While staying true to the tenets of classicism—symmetry, articulated form, and a common vocabulary—Beaux Arts builders were more interested in decorative flair and monumental grandeur than …

12 trips everyone should take in Europe in 2017

Europe is always a good idea.<p>However, some places might be a better idea than others next year.<p>We've put together the ultimate European bucket list …

European Travel

Misty Copeland and American Ballet Theatre deliver a dazzling 'Nutcracker' in Costa Mesa

Never underestimate the importance of symbolism. Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre's first black principal dancer, was the lead ballerina in the opening night of Segerstrom Hall's presentation of ABT's "The Nutcracker."<p>Opening night is an honor, and it was a mighty important distinction …

Mixing Advice For The Newbie

I took guitar lessons over this past summer.<p>I’ve been around bands and music my entire life, and at one point was an unbelievably mediocre bassist. I …

6 Outdoor Goals for Your New Year's Resolutions

Here's to a New Year Filled With Adventure!<p>New Year's Eve is only a few days away and it's time to contemplate making New Year's Resolutions. Let's …

This amazingly feminist novel was written by a middle-aged white man 99 years ago

‘The Job’ struggled with the problem of having it all before women could even vote<p>Close your eyes and imagine a contemporary male novelist, a real …

5 ways to cut holiday travel expenses

Most folks love to travel, but it's an expensive hobby -- especially if you venture outside the country. The airfares, the hotels, even just staying connected... it all adds up quickly. At this time of year, it adds up even more.<p>Fortunately, you can save a few dollars here and there -- sometimes …

Jonny Lang Finishing New Riff-Based Album for 2017 Release

Jonny Lang was a 15-year-old blues guitarist and singing prodigy when he burst on the national scene in 1997.<p>He’s moved through different phases over …

When in Doubt, Minor Pentatonic

According to Sean Daniel, crippling loneliness is the cornerstone of any good blues musician. But so is the minor pentatonic scale!<p>In fact, like most …

A Quaint Apartment Designed For A Ballerina

<b>Água Verde Apartment</b> in Curitiba, Brazil is a charming redesign project by <b>Leandro Garcia</b>. The designer upgraded a 323 square foot studio owned by an …